January 2014

brothers,monthly | Friday, January 31st, 2014

The weather – it’s been a gorgeous month of blue skies and fog. We spent the first half of the month getting over colds 1 at a time and getting back out into the sunshine has been deeply nourishing. Our tree remains in the back alley along with the remains of last years – oops. There has been much knitting and story time. i am obsessed with making the Barley hat (ravelry). i’ve been perusing some textile design books and feeling the urge to try out some more dyeing and printing – at this point I’m just trying to use what supplies i have. What sort of craftiness are you folks getting up to these days?

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best Christmas gift – Little A’s woven basket. xxxxx this. 

basket woven by Arlo

i call this my little Geninne corner.

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a toe chilling beach morning;

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solar powered car;

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porch fishing;

porch fishing

a very January way of eating;

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my spelt soba noodles with watercress above is largely inspired by Harvest below where i have been lunching frequently this month;

harvest with Kachina

preventative measures in our battle against small pests;

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We were lucky to see the Nutcracker this Winter and both the music and dance have made a great impression on this little guy. We have daily Tchaikovsky dance sessions;

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i’m knitting a blanket to warm up our leather couch – 1 row at a time;

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quite possibly the sweetest moment of the month;

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Little A’s hat/cowl that he has been working on in his hand works class. so so proud of him!!

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kids art;

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idye grey and navy on hemp, linen and cotton – so fun, easy and satisfying;

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Beautiful beach days with the 2 littlest;

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(a knit shot – he’s wearing his big brother’s hat here);

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well if you made it to the end then thank you for being a truly committed blog peruser. I may very well be tapering off to 1 blog post per month that is limited in words and heavy in photos.


  1. Looks like it was a month of loveliness .

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Comment by Susan — January 31, 2014 @ 5:42 pm

  2. Wonderful photos. Funny, it seems as I look at the photos of your little guy that he is just stepping over the edge of toddlerhood and moving into boyhood. Magical times.

    Comment by Mary — February 1, 2014 @ 4:47 am

  3. Thanks for sharing as always. If once a month suits you then it’s just fine. I love those sibling moments that seem to go so right!

    Comment by Erin — February 1, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

  4. i always love your photos. And how did we not discover Harvest when we were over at Christmas we were staying within walking distance!

    Comment by Con — February 1, 2014 @ 8:11 pm

  5. Of course I’m committed to Little Red Caboose! Some beautiful moments here. LIttlest A’s hair! Love. And the dancing from M, and the reading from Little A. All of it is so, so good! xxoxo

    Comment by Gwen — February 2, 2014 @ 8:25 pm

  6. Once a month works for me! I enjoy reading every.single.blogpost so I’m loving all the eye candy with this one. Sending big love up from Seattle! xo

    Comment by Linda JT — February 3, 2014 @ 1:20 am

  7. Well I’ve been visiting for years and still keep coming back. Sometimes you’re there and others you’re not, but I’ll always drop by again x

    Comment by victoria — February 3, 2014 @ 8:43 pm

  8. They ARE wonderful pictures and you very nicely put them in context. You have a gift for photographing children! I thoroughly enjoyed this post :o)

    Also, memories of these particular beaches make my heart jump with joyful recognition when I see them now – whereas before my trip to Vancouver two summers ago, this kind of view would instead make me sigh with longing, strangely so since I had never been there.

    Comment by Emmanuelle — February 3, 2014 @ 11:33 pm

  9. Love the photos *and* all the handmades –especially Little A’s!

    Comment by allison-lee — February 4, 2014 @ 12:56 pm

  10. I always love visiting your beautiful space Ella x

    Comment by Michelle — February 6, 2014 @ 6:33 pm

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